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  • ITM for the Air Side of Dry Piping

    “Air” on the Side of Caution If you are a reader of Sprinkler Age from front to back and not just one who subscribes for the pictures or gossip column…

  • Dry System Valve Trip Testing

    All That It Entails With all that NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, includes, few…

  • Generated Nitrogen Gas in Dry and Preaction Sprinkler Systems

    A Simplified Approach The scope and purpose of this article are to show that when the gas produced by a nitrogen generator for corrosion mitigation in…

  • Storage Issues Got You Stumped?

    Informal Interpretations Offer Solutions and Savings The informal interpretations featured in this issue of Sprinkler Age address storage issues. AFSA…

  • Protecting Storage Occupancies

    Issues Concerning Smoke and Heat Vents When protecting storage occupancies there are several issues that can impact the selected protection methods. T…

Dry System Valve Trip Testing

All That It Entails With all that NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, includes, few things are as straight forward as the trip testing of a dry system valve. Straight forward, however, does not mean uncomplicated. So, don’t lose focus during this …

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Storage Issues Got You Stumped?

Informal Interpretations Offer Solutions and Savings The informal interpretations featured in this issue of Sprinkler Age address storage issues. AFSA’s informal interpretations are provided to AFSA members by Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services Roland Huggins, PE; Senior Fire Protection Engineer Russ Bainbridge, PE; and Technical Programs Specialist Tom …

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Protecting Storage Occupancies

Issues Concerning Smoke and Heat Vents When protecting storage occupancies there are several issues that can impact the selected protection methods. This article will discuss conditions where smoke and heat vents or mechanical smoke removal systems could potentially be installed along with sprinklers and the issues that might arise. The …

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Dry Pipe Sprinkler Systems

The Importance of Accuracy A variety of factors have contributed to the increased implementation of dry pipe sprinkler systems. The inclusion of exterior design elements such as exterior canopies, in addition to NFPA 13’s prohibition of the use of antifreeze in new installations, has forced designers to include dry pipe …

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MSMO Fire Pump Benefits

Multi-Stage Multi-Outlet Vs. Series Pumping Vs. Single Pump with PRV The urban migration rate for the United States is on the rise every year. According to the 2010 census, 80.7 percent of Americans lived in urban areas, which is up by 1.7 percent as compared to the 2000 census. This …

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